Boeing incentives coming before Charleston County Council
The Charleston County Council will consider “Boeing Financial Incentives” at a special committee meeting Tuesday evening, according to an agenda posted on the county website.
Further details weren’t immediately available.
Boeing announced earlier this month that it would invest more than $1 billion in its South Carolina operations, hiring another 2,000 people, by 2021.
The aerospace giant, which is headquartered in Chicago and makes 787s in North Charleston, is slated to receive $120 million from the state to support the infrastructure expansion around Charleston International Airport. The bond bill to raise that money has been quickly working its way through the state legislature.
Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration approved Boeing’s 787 battery fixes on Friday, clearing the way for a return to commercial flights after a three-month grounding.
According to flight-tracking website FlightAware, one of the red-tailed 787s that has been parked on the North Charleston flight line was back up in the air Monday morning for a looping flight over the Atlantic.